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Letter: 62 students participate in this summer's Red Cross Learn to Swim Program

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2016 Red Cross Learn To Swim Program is completed for this summer.  62 students participated in the 10 hot days of lessons!  We had great weather this year. 

I would like to thank the Village of Ada for the facility to hold the lessons.  The water was wonderful, the pool area was always clean and ready for our use and the lifeguards were very attentive to the swimmers.  The pool staff had the facility open and ready for the volunteers and swimmers every morning. 

A huge thank you goes to the Ada Kiwanis Club for being our sponsoring agency.  The Red Cross has done some restructuring and a fee of $240 (for a maximum of 75 students) has to be paid to the Red Cross to have the lessons. 

The Kiwanis Club was again, very willing to support this entire project even beyond the fee by furnishing supplies; a members even volunteered to help in and out of the water!

The lessons including Levels 1-4 of the Red Cross Learn To Swim Program for 62 students were accomplished with the help of 36 volunteers giving in excess of 455 hours of their time for children in the Ada area to become safer in and around water.  Some helpers were in the water, while others worked on deck and some did both!

I would also like to thank the Ada Herald, the Kenton Times and the Ada Icon for getting the information and registration forms out to the public. 

If you see one of these volunteers please thank them for the time they devoted to the swim program this year.  My apology if I missed someone…

If  your child did not receive his/her skill booklet. it is completed and available at the Ada Municipal Pool during  regular pool hours.

An adult class is being organized with approximately 10 students!  Hopefully more will want this class next year too!

Volunteer helpers included: John Berg, Heather Cox, Joe Ferguson, Carol Friesner, Harold Friesner, Marilyn Green, Mike Hood, Bryan Marshall, Bruce Neely, Saundra Neely, Charles VanDyne (all Kiwanis members); 3 lifeguards; and also Grace Allison, Rob Allison, Jill Brown, Barb Cline, Ashton Cole, Deb Engelhardt, Donna Engelhardt, Lisa Ferguson, Sharon Fields, Jamie Hall, Shelby Hazelton,  Ann Hood, Sharon Hubbell, Katherine Moore, Allison Moore, Chris Neely, Rebecca Neely, Joan Owen, Morgan Sutton, Bob Ward, Troy Wildermuth and Marilyn Williams.

Saundra Neely
Water Safety Instructor, Volunteer